English Synonyms and Antonyms
Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion,"
ShakespeareHamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.
anger, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath
Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.
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I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible, and I think that the pressure that they've put on him over the last four or five years have frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up.
It's amazing how quickly everything can change, in the blink of an eyelid literally. So enjoy this moment, and live it with love and passion rather than wasting it with animosity and lethargy. You never know whether or not you may ever get a chance to enjoy such moment again. Enjoy Today!
The animosity between the White House and the prime minister is no secret in this town. But they've certainly made it worse in the last five weeks.
I don't think there's racial animosity here, this lacks the elements that made Ferguson explosive.
The longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a permission structure that allows the animosity in one corner of our politics to infect our broader society, and animosity breeds animosity.
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- неприязън, враждебностBulgarian
- nepřátelství, animozita, odporCzech
- Hass, Abneigung, Animosität, FeindseligkeitGerman
- εχθρότητα, έχθραGreek
- animadversión, animosidadSpanish
- ripicca, acrimonia, piccaItalian
- animozja, wrogośćPolish
- неприязнь, враждебность, злобаRussian
- анимозитет, animozitetSerbo-Croatian
- sự thù oánVietnamese
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